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    Douglas dos Santos Guest

    Default I have a doubt about the British accent.

    Watching some British movies and series, I noticed that the speakers usually use the sound /a/ instead of "schwa" in the end of some words, such as "suffer", "differ", "better" and "water". Is this affirmation right? Can I say that this is one of the linguistic phenomena in the English language?

    Thanks y'all!!!!!

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    Linguist__ is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: I have a doubt about the British accent.

    Yes, I'd say some accents in Britain would be using an 'a' sounding vowel at the end of such words. Most likely a broad cockney accent - around the London area.

    This is shown in how such speakers type in their own dialect - 'bruvva' for 'brother', 'whateva' for 'whatever'.

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